This delectable chocolate cherry pie will bring your taste buds alive with the creamy, rich flavor of the whipped cream, cream cheese, and cherry filling set on top of a chocolatey crust.
Prep Time5 minutesmins
Chill Time4 hourshrs
Total Time4 hourshrs5 minutesmins
Keyword: Chocolate Cherry Pie Recipe
9inchchocolate pie crust
8ouncescream cheese,softened to room temperature
21ouncecan of cherry pie filling
8ouncesCool Whip,plus more for topping the pie
1½cupssemi-sweet mini chocolate chips,divided
Maraschino cherries,for optional decoration
In a medium mixing bowl, beat together softened cream cheese and powdered sugar until light and creamy.
Use a spatula to stir in the cherry pie filling, and then fold in the Cool Whip.
Fold in 1 cup of mini chocolate chips until evenly distributed.
Spread the filling into the chocolate pie crust.
Refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours to set the pie. Top with dollops or piped swirls of Cool Whip and the remaining mini chocolate chips. Add maraschino cherries to the decoration or serve alongside.
If you want Cool Whip to top the pie, purchase a 16-ounce tub. You will need 8 ounces for the pie itself and then can use the remaining to pipe swirls on top of the pie for decoration, as shown. You can also slice the pie and serve it with a dollop of whipped topping.
Make sure the cream cheese is softened and the Cool Whip is completely thawed so that the ingredients will combine smoothly and you don’t end up with lumps in the pie.
Place your crust in the foil pie pan inside a glass pie plate for added stability when transporting it to and from the fridge.